Apply now and you may be eligible for a scholarship of up to 30% for international and for European students!

The international food and agribusiness sector has a huge potential for growth and innovation. There is an imminent need for well-versed shapers and makers to take advantage of these opportunities.

This programme focuses on mastering change in global agribusiness and uncertainty, opening channels for success and innovation. It includes application-oriented teaching of the economic interrelationships of agribusiness and the value chain from agricultural production and processing, logistics and marketing to retail and consumers. An integral part is environmental protection and the social sustainability of agribusiness.

This programme is awarded by GISMA Business School.


Accreditations and rankings

GISMA Business School is state recognised. It also benefits from AMBA accreditation, which was awarded for the Global MBA and is an honour shared by only 6 business school in Germany and 2% of all business schools worldwide. The prestigious AMBA accreditation represents innovation and excellence in education.

GISMA Business School also has a long history of working with partner universities in Europe and has been trusted to deliver partner programmes accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS, and EPAS.


Who is the programme for?

The programme is perfect for those with undergraduate degrees in business, economics, geography, agricultural sciences, agronomy or other comparable fields of study. It is designed for aspiring professionals who want to leave their mark in international agribusiness. It is designed for ambitious individuals who want to excel in cross-functional roles and settings, bringing together knowledge and expertise from different fields.

Prior work experience is a must and will be a core benefit for the student group.


Why choose this programme?

In this programme, we combine practical and theoretical expertise with high practical relevance and applicability. Understanding international agribusiness and the interconnection between sectors and business areas will be crucial for organisational and personal success. Not only accepting the network organisation of the future but also embracing the change and potential it offers.


What will you learn?

You’ll learn how the complete value chain works from production to plate, giving you the ability to enter almost any role within the sector. With in-depth knowledge and skills of modern organisational and management concepts for internationally operating companies in the agribusiness industry, you will be able to develop strategies to eliminate and recycle waste in food processing and leverage the potential of current innovations. This programme focuses on a systemic and overarching understanding of agribusiness so that you will be prepared to set up individuals and organisations for success.


How will you study?

GISMA Business School supports flexible and individual learning by applying a systematic hybrid learning scheme.

You will spend part of your lectures in class at our Potsdam campus. These face-to-face phases are complemented by e-learning sessions. You will work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in online discussions, and participate in group exercises and projects. This variety of learning methods is part of our unique teaching strategy, which includes student-centred pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning, and personalised coaching.

You can start working on your master thesis after you have earned two thirds of the total programme credits. The thesis takes three months in the 1-year programme and six months in the 2-year programme.

Programme Structure


Agribusiness Value Chain

  • Agribusiness: An Introduction
  • Water and Resources in Agribusiness
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production
  • Concepts and Methods of Agribusiness Marketing
  • Food Safety, Labelling and Regulation
  • Waste Elimination & Recycling in Food Processing
  • Global Supply Chain Management

Business Environment, Control and Sustainability

  • International Economics
  • Finance and Risk Management
  • CSR, Diversity and Ethics

Digital competencies

  • T.I.M.E. in a Digital World
  • Digital Marketing and Analytics

Leadership, action and intercultural competencies

  • Management of People in Cross Cultural Environments
  • Study abroad or Internship or Business Project

Scientific and Methods Competence

  • Research Methods and Scientific Work
  • Master Thesis

Your future career

Upon finishing this programme, you have built on your specialist knowledge and are now able to bring a holistic approach to the field of international agribusiness.

You are well-equipped to take the next steps in larger and international organisations and take up responsibility in all business-relevant roles.

Our dedicated Career Centre will help students fulfil their career goals through a variety of specialised services and establishes long-lasting relationships with alumni and employers.

Fees and funding

Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.

1-year programme

Tuition fee - € 13,000 / Year

International fee - €15,500 / Year


2-year programme

Tuition fee - € 11,000 / Year

International fee - €12,500 / Year

Apply now and you may be eligible for a scholarship of up to 30% for international and European students!


Flexible payment plan

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.

You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.

*Terms and conditions apply.


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
  • 1 year of work experience
  • English proficiency: B2 (IELTS 6.0) or equivalent

For non-standard entry routes please seek clarification on requirements with our admissions team

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  • Full-time
  • GISMA Potsdam Campus
  • 12 or 24 months
  • May, Sep 2021
  • € 13,000 per year
  • € 15500 International students

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GISMA Business School is state recognised

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Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in Europe at 3.4%*



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